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fox 5 morning news continues right now. 6:00. here is your view of the nation's capital on this thursday morning. thank you for waking one fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. when you step outside, you will
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feel a change from how it felt yesterday morning at this time. maybe we finally -- >> it has changed. >> maybe summer is being pushed back a little bit. >> it is for a little while. yesterday morning, we were in the mid-70s. today, our high will be in the upper 70s. big difference, much cooler air mass and cooler temperatures across the region. let's take a look by showing you the temperature as they stand right now. here in the district, 65 degrees here. 63 out at annapolis. gaithersburg, 54 degrees. dulles airport, 57 degrees. culpeper, 61 degrees. it is all 61 in quantico. here is a look at the local satellite-radar. a quiet picture. a quiet morning. no clouds, no precipitation. the only thing we have is breezy condition as cross the area. we'll have that through the day today.
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those winds could gust at times. as far as our temperatures go, check it out. below normal temperatures for the next couple of days. our average high in the low 80s. today, 78 degrees for your high. 77 tomorrow, mild conditions. rather breezy today with winds gusting up to 20 or 5 miles per hour. we'll have more on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. lets acheck in with julie with a look at traffic now. >> no incidents reported if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway leaving college park headed around towards 270. southbound 270 on the slow side out of hyattstown headed out towards the truck scales. authorities are checking to an dent reported 355 near montgomery village avenue. no problems to report now leaving mva headed down towards rockville. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. it was a scary scene last night in adams morgan, as a result of a driver losing control. the driver struck would women walking on florida avenue just before 9:00 last night. the car then crashed into a
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restaurant. the two are seriously hurt. one of them has life- threatening injuries. nobody in the restaurant was hurt. new poll numbers in the race for des mayor and the new poll shows vincent gray ahead of mayor fenty. this is the third poll in a we can to put gray on top. with 14% of voters difficult undecided and 3% voting for other candidates, there is though clear-cut winner. >> it is clear that people are supporting us. another message is for those working on our campaign and that is keep working hard. at the end of the day, the only poll that matters is the one taken and added and counted on september 14th and that is the vote that will make me the next mayor of the district of columbia. >> mayor feinty did not make himself available for an interview but his campaign that matter are nt saying the the count when the polls close on election day.
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we are out on doorsteps every day get getting our message out it as many voter as we can. the mayor is asking for the president's support in his race for re-election. the mayor told mr. obama the best choice for president. maryland attorney general doug gansler is looking into the election controversy in prince george's continuey. he wants to find out more about fake sample ballots mailed and handed out over the weekend. today is the last day for early voting in maryland's upcoming gubernatorial primary. the early voting centers have been open since last friday. the primary is september 14th. early vote for the general election begins on october 22nd. taking a look now at the other top stories, there are new details about a deadly shooting in prince george's county. turns out the victim was just
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15 years old. investigators say justin pennell was shot an killed about 9:00 tuesday night in the 6 # hundred block of central avenue in capital heights. the teenager died from his where you aries yesterday afternoon. anybody with information in this case is being asked to call police. search continues if a suspect in a sexual assault in alexandria a woman was attacked while waiting for a bus about 4:30 yesterday morning. -- the search continues for a suspect in a sexual assault in alexandria. a woman was attacked while waiting for a bus about 4:30 yesterday morning. over in virginia, holiday displays will be allowed at the
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county courthouse. they were pushing for a ban on all displays over concerns of rand limb. yesterday, they approved the use of displays religous or not. they've already received some applications including an atheist group and a religion based on the jedi knight star wars. the pastor at the center of controversy over burning korans remains defiant. pastor terry jones who oversees a small church in florida says he has no plans to cancel his event on saturday despite mounting protest against his plans. government officials and muslims around the world are warning there would be consequences but jones says he is just trying to show the violent nature of islam gentleman our burning of the koran is to call the attention that something is wrong, that handgun is wrong. it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up,
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confront terrorism. >> all american embassies have been put on alert ahead of event on saturday. coming up next being president obama is pushing tax break as part of this plan to turn the economy around and he is facing off way prominent republican. also ahead, isolation begins to take its toll on those trapped miners in chile. more on the reports coming in from underground. that is up next.  [ female announcer ] fact. when pain keeps you up, nothing is proven to help you fall asleep faster than advil pm liqui-gels. rushing real liquid relief to ease you to sleep fast. for nighttime pain, make advil pm your #1 choice. and then there's most complete, like what you get from centrum ultra women's, the most complete multivitamin for women.
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a wildfire burning near boulder, colorado now the most destructive in the state's history. more than 6200 acres have burned. no word on any deaths or injuries but four people are still unaccounted for. president obama president obama says the economy is starting to show signs of improvement. >> thank you, cleveland. >> talking to voters in ohio, the president rolled out new
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proposals such as new tax breaks for businesses and $50 billion for road, rail and airport projects. the president is also in favor of extending the bush tax cuts to the philadelphiale class but not for familiar police making more than $250,000 a year. the 33 chilean mine irs trapped underground for more than a month are growing a bit irritable. several news outlets report the men are upset that they were denied wine, cigarettes and empanadas. they have since rejected a shipment of peaches. some of miner have reportedly taken to riding machinery vehicles recklessly throughout the mine tunnels. rescue could take several more months. the remnants of tropical storm hermine leaving behind a mess in parts of texas. another taste of fall in the forecast. and julie has another check of traffic.
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take a look. people in the dallas-ft. worth area are still feeling the effects of hermine. the remnants of the one-time tropical storm forced more than 100 high-water rescues in swap ped see neighborhoods. at least two people were killed when their vehicles were submerged under water. a truck driver was injured when a twister slammed into his big rig in dallas. we want wouldn't the flooding but we could use a little bit of the rain. our region is below on rainfall for the month and the conditions are still pretty dry. parts of maryland faced wildfire dangers yesterday. sky fox captured one home owner and the fire department putting out a brushfire in district heights. there were red flag warnings for several counties locally. >> the weather has been nice in terms of just the sunshine but we do need that rain. >> we do need the rain. today is about the 17th day if i recall correctly without any
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measurable rain in the washington area. so that is significant. it looks like we have a shot at getting rain on sunday. right now, i would say a 40 to 50% chance of rain on sunday so we need the rain and we may be getting some of it the latter part of the weekend. let's take a look at what is going on with the current conditions across the region. our temperatures at the area airports, rate now, 65 at reagan national airport. relative humidity is at 49%. dulles at 57. as is bwi marshall, 57 degrees there as well. so a cool start to the day as the kids get ready to head out to school this morning. temperatures across the mid- atlantic. look how cool it is behind that cold front i was telling but yesterday. it has come through our area. cooler, drier air, check out binghamton, new york. columbus, ohio, 46 degrees at this hour. so very cool air in place. want to go to view.
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take a look at the satellite- radar for the eastern united states. we are in the clear this morning. nothing in the way of cloud cover. no precipitation expected around here for a few days at least. when we get some precip, it is likely to be from this system and again, we are telling you about the remnants of tropical storm hermine continues to move eastward. there are a variety of flash and flood watches an warnings in effect for portions of the central and southern plains. texas, oklahoma, arkansas, missouri as far forth as illinois, southern portions of illinois under the gun from this system. we'll go back to the graphic and show you the surface map for today. breezy conditions for awed as the front has come through. after seeing highs in the 90s yesterday of course the highs should be in the upper 70s with high pressure in control. forecast for washington for today looks like this. sunny skies, quite breezy. much cooler, high in the upper 70s. those win will be 10 to 15 miles per hour but gusting up to 5 miles per hour.
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then for your five-day forecast, the winds die down for tomorrow, another nice day. sunshine, 77. sunshine, 80 on saturday. clouds move in. got awe fairly good chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day on sunday and then things clear out again for monday and it looked like another cold front will come through next week so more mild air for the foreseeable future. that is a look at was happening with the weather. now, here julie wright with an update on traffic. >> a lot happening right now. before a crash tying up an intersection at ritchie marlboro road. authorities are checking for a disabled vehicle near 202. headed towards the village, southbound 355 right here at 124. accident activity has all traffic coming southbound out of germantown forced to make that right turn that would lead you back toward the exit for 270. traffic coming southbound is forced to make that right hand turn. that will take you back in the direction for the exits for
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both north and southbound 270 and will can't over to quince orchard as well. if you are coming westbound being your lanes are open. so this is affecting the commute coming southbound on 355 from deer park making where you are way past the car dealership making that right turn headed over towards 270. 66 eastbound, the gang is all here. it is heavy and slow as you travel from 50 fair oaks. 95 con jested in woodbridge early this morning. as you leave the prince william parkway headed up towards lorton. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. look at this scene near silver spring yesterday. that is a ride-on bus on fire. the break smoke obviously very thick as can you see there. nobody was on the bus at the time, fortunately. no word on what started the fire. good news out on the roads as the truck department says the number of traffic detects is at its lowest point since
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1950. -- as the traffic department says the number of traffic accidents is at its lowest point since 1950. tough economic times don't seem to be affecting travel through local airports. bwi set an all-time record. southwest airlines accounted for more than half of all the passenger traffic. as we go it a break, wash d.c. ranks as the 15th most stressed out city in the country. detroit is number one followed by los angeles and then cleveland. the study takes into account income levels, ozone levels and how much sunshine residents get. baltimore, by the way, ranked 19th. 
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bp is spreading the plame for the oil spill. >> now, bp it is releasing its report on what it believes caused that spill. we have all the details in this report. >> reporter: bp taking some responsibility for the rig explosion and massive spill. but laying much of the blame on worker at sea, other companies and a complex series of failures. this is how part of the oil company's 193-page report describes the sent it says, quote, a complex and interlinked series of mechanical failures, human judgments, engineering design, operational implementation and team interfaces came together to allow the initiation and escalation of the accident. multiple companies, work teams and circumstances were involved over time. the report produced by bp's head of safety and operations is not the final word on the possible causes of the explosion. several departments of the u.s. government including the justice department, the coast
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guard and the bureau of ocean energy management regulation and enforcement are also investigating. bp investigators say they know the explosion was caused by a bubble of methane gas that escaped the well and torrentialed up the drill column but they don't know exactly how or why the gas escaped. workers who survived the disaster have accused bp of cutting corners to save time and money. in the report, bp defends its well design and opinion of the decisions engineers made. a crucial key to the disaster is missing from bp's reported. the blowout preventer that failed to stop the oil from leaking was just raise from the water on saturday. that is coming to a nasa facility here in northerly -- in new orleans to be analyzed. another poll shows
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incumbent adrian fenty falling behind in the race for mayor. we'll get reaction to the floaftd florida pastor's plan to burn coppies of the koran on september 11th. that controversy is continuing to grow. we'll hear from local islamic leads from their take on the controversy. stay with us. we'll be right back -- we'll get reaction to the florida pastor's plan to burn coppies of the koran on september 11th. fiber one chewy bar.
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we check in with tony as our forecast has a few changes and for some, perhaps for the better. >> after we've had a couple of days of very hot weather, highs in the mid-90s, we cool off considerably. highs today in the upper 70s. it look like we'll have the cooler air in place for a while. let's take a look. we'll show you the current conditions being reported ating a ran national airport where it is a cool 65 degrees. look at the humidity. 48%. isn't that something? >> that will feel good.
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>> winds are out of the west at eight miles per hour. they could gust later on today up to 0rbgs 25 miles per hour. barometric pressure is steady. here is a look at the local satellite-radar composite. not much to see. -- they could gust later on today up to 20, 25 miles per hour. we'll see the winds pick up today. sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s to around 80. 77degrees in martinsburg. 79 in baltimore. for some reason, rockville lost its 77. it is twisting way. fredericksburg, look for a high of 80 degrees for today. that is a look at the weather. coming up in about 15 minutes, today's edition of ask the weather guy. i love today's question and i love the answer. look at your keyboard, your computer keyboard. you ever wonder why the letters are arranged that way? >> i guess i never thought
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about it. >> we will tell you why they are in that odd order. >> never warnedderred about that but i often look at the check become and wonder why the decimal point isn't moved a little bit further -- >> i wonder that often. >> we'll check out the ride in prince george's county. we say good morning to the crew in sky fox. this is along westbound ritchie marlboro road at westphalia with the accident activity. if you are making that trip inbound this morning, you will follow police direction to get by. this is off the ramp from the inner loop of the beltway to exit at route 4. this is where we have the broken-down truck and traffic can squeeze by to the left in the grass there in order to merge onto 495. let's take it back inside. we'll show you what el is happening out there on the highways. if you are traveling # 55 southbound making your way past 124 montgomery village avenue,
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they were dear touring the traffic. not too much of a delay as you guys travel south. -- if you are traveling 355. 66 eastbound, we have delays at fair oak headed in towards 123 and at the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. turning now to the closely watched race for d.c. mayor and new developments there this morning. >> the latest poll out shows vincent gray way steady lead over mayor fenty and now fenty is hoping to get some big endorsements for his campaign. sarah similar monday is joining is us live from an early polling place in northeast washington. i guess he is hoping to go straight to the top. >> it looks like it. >> reporter: president obama, that is who he is seeking the entorsement from. we are still waiting to hear. the polls show that grey is really leading. this is the third poll in a week that gray has been out in the lead.
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-- president obama, that is who he is seeking the endorsement from. this is the latest clarus poll that shows gray with a 45% lead and fenty with 38% of the vote if that election was to be held today. now, both vincent gray and mayor adrian fenty are campaigning very hard in what has developed in a very heated race and it shows the heat is really starting to get to fenty. he is now seeking that endorsement from president barack obama. no word yet on if he will throw his support behind him though. according to the polls, feinty is trailing in african-american neighborhoods where the president is still very popular. being, part of the reason he would be seeking his endorsement. his hall enger, vincent gray has not asked for president obama's endorsement but says he wouldn't mind it. all right.
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of course, vincent gray has said they've really reached out to the voters and he has not asked for the president's endorsement but says he would gladly take it if he could get it. we were for the able to reach mayor adrian fenty for comment on camera yesterday while of his out on the campaign trail although he did send us this statement saying, in relation to the latest poll that is out there, that the only numbers, he says, that matter is the count when the polls close on election day. we are out on doorsteps every day getting our message out to as many voters as we can. another interesting point with this poll is there are still 14% of the vote ares who are undecided which make it very clear that this election is still up for grabs come tuesday. back to you. >> it sure does. maryland's attorney general now getting involved in an election controversy in prince george's county. doug gansler is trying to get to the bottom of the fake sample ballots mailed and handed out this week.
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they made false claims about endorsements and even in some cases who is running for office. >> checking some of the other stop stories this morning, a man who attacked a woman at a northern virginia bus stop remains on the loose this morning. the woman says she was sexually assaulted as she was waiting for a ride yesterday morning. a swrogger found the woman and flagged down police for help. investigators being the attacker could be living nearby solve the a man accused of causing a crash that killed a nun is now charged with murder. carlos montana was already charged with dui and now a grand jury has handed up murder charges as well. he is an illegal ill grant who already had two duis and was in the middle of a deportation process. the case has spurned national anger owe the fact that he even had a license. charges now in the death of a woman. thelma wynn was found stabbed
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to together in her burning apartment. yesterday, her ex-husband was charged with the crime. police say he will be tape into custody as soon as he is released from the hospital. -- taken into custody as soon as he is released from the hospital septa the controversial plan to burn korans on the anniversary of the september 11th attack. >> he is still planning to burn the holy book despite the threat of deadly consequences. before a report. >> don't do it. >> reporter: members of the washington area's muslim community meeting in silver spring now imploring that florida pastor not to mark the anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attack saturday by burning burning copies of
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the koran. >> we have an obligation to inform the public and defend the koran. >> reporter: one christian church leader calls the florida pastor's andics misidentifieded. >> the lord has mannedded us to go and preach the gospel into the world, not to burn the scriptures of other denominations. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton has weighed in calling the pastor's plan outrageous and disgraceful. >> we are hoping that the pastor decides not to do this. we are hoping against hope that if he does , it won't be covered. >> a slew of reporters were in gainesville giving pastor terry jones his platform. >> our purpose is to call the take that something is wrong. it is possibly time for us in a new way to actually stand up, confront terrorism.
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>> reporter: muslim leads are here say radical elements jones rails against are likely to unloosh a -- to unleash a new wave of vile jeans they will be employing more suicide bombers to come and hurt the united states interest. it's very small group but the perception given outside will be big and it is very, very dangerous. still ahead, as flu season closes in, we've got what may be some surprising news about swine flu versus the regular strain of the flu. >> we'll find out what researchers have to say about the perception that one is more dangerous than the other one. the redskin coach is giving his take on albert haynesworth's future with the team. stay with us. yoee.
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we are getting unique
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insight into the mayor's race from one of the city's best known writers, colbert i. king. king was born and reared in the district. he attended howard university anddowned the editorial board of the "washington post" in 1990. he was appointedded deputy editor of the editorial page in 2000 served in that position until his retirement three years ago. he still pen as a weekly column in the post. shawn ynsy spoke with mr. king about the state of the race. >> reporter: you wrote that neither of the candidates, neither gray nor fenty is addressing public schools or public corruption. why are these issues key to this race into. >> well, public schools are key to the city. they are the key to our future. and what has happened with the school issue is that it has started to focus around the chancellor, michelle rhee, and she ought not to be the focus of this race, whether you support adrian fenty or not.
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what we need to hare from the candidates, particularly may fenty and chairman gray, is how they feel about certain basic issues. for example, the role of teachers but also the role of parents in the school system. are there factors beyond the classroom that affect the kid's ability to learn and what are those factors and how should we go about addressing them. this is a feeling that schools can't do it all. the teacher cannot do it all. some kids come to school unprepared to learn. >> you've been watching this from the beginning. a recent clarus poll today puts adrian fenty down by seven points to convincement gray. are you ready to call this one yet? >> not ready to call it yet. i think it may still tighten up a little bit more between now and next week. fenty has gone on an apology campaign and in some areas, it is starting to take. people like to see contrition and we are a forgiving people
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if anything else. >> all right. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> you can read colby king's column every week in the "washington post." soy the billionaire who once owned this very tv station has died. john kluge sold this station and six others to rupert murdoch in 1985 and that is how the fox television network was born. kluge was 95 years old. your albert haynesworth update. a lot of talk still circulating. head coach mike shanahan made things at least fairly clear in a press conference. >> albert will be with our team on sunday. >> you stated that albert will wbt team on sunday. >> i just that you would
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thought i would help you guys. i know you guys have a job to do. i guess he didn't hear what i said, did he i said what. >> you said he would be with the team on sunday. there is nothing that could change that. >> you guys are tough. you guys are tough. >> want to make sure i got it right. >> you never know. you never know. if he wasn't here, i think you would call me a liar, wouldn't you and you would have the right to do that. >> so is he going to be here or not going to be here? >> ic he will be here for the game this weekend but i think his future, that is what he was leaving open, right? >> i think he put him in there. you can't have a bigger stage it shine on and you see from there. >> are they going to get rain on ?nd. >> i would say there is a chance of it. >> we feed the rain but we don't want it during the game -- are they going to get rain on sunday?
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>> fillly the forecast for sunday night is mostly cloudy skies. we have time between now and then. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region. what are we starting with? i don't remember. these are the high temperatures from yesterday. reagan national, yeah, made it up to 96. yes, i know, i said it would be 89 degrees and i was wrong and i'm sorry about that. 96-degree is what 96degrees what is it made it up to. the 96 was not a record. the record was 100 degrees in washington. we didn't get that record but we died it at dulles. bwi marshall made it up to 92 degrees. temperatures across the region, 65 degrees right now. lots of spots in the 50s. tomorrow morning at this time being we'll see a lot more 50s on this map. 52347 baltimore. 54 at gaithersburg. 57 at dulles airport. 57 in leonardtown. fredericksburg at 62 degrees at this hour. here is your surface map.
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here is what is going on. that cold front came through. it will be breezy. forecast looks like this. i think i just told you. sunny skies, 7 # degrees for your high. not bad at all. your five-day forecast, not bad at all. the next couple of days are quiet and pleasant. saturday, you remember last weekend, was it saturday and sunday that were the great days? >> yes, we had a lovely weekend. >> we'll do that again but it will be friday and saturday. sunday, the clouds build in and we'll see some showers and some thunderstorms possibly across the region on sunday. then we quiet down again on monday. >> all right. there you go. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. it is now to ask the weather guys, the segment where tucker
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barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions. tucker not here today but we worked on the questions before hand. i love today's question. this is from chris trainham in frederick, maryland. chris wants to know why are the letters on the computer keyboard and type write are all mixed up? he says on the computer keyboard and the typewriter, we got to go back to the typewriter. that is why the letters are the way they are. i think we have a shot of a computer keyboard. you notice the top row of letters,qwerty. this is the dominant keyboard in use throughout the world where they use the english language. it was developed by an inventor
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names c. l. shoals. his first typewriter had all the letters in alphabetical order. inside the typewriter, the letters were on type bars so when you hit the key, the bar came up and hit a ribbon with ink on it, hit the piece of paper, made the imfront of the letter. when the type bars were in alphabetical order, they would jam up all the time because we tend to use some letter combinations that are very common. the t and h protectly happen together. he had to redesign to to stop the jamming of the type bars. so he did some studies of letter combinations and pairs and came up with the keyboard that we use today. it is the same keyboard that was used way back when. it has proved to be very effective. there have been times where people have tried to make improvements on it. in the 1930s, a professor am up with a different pattern of
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letters that he said this one works better for people psychologically and all that kind of stuff. it didn't. he had some studies that showed that it would. it turns out the studied were flawed. he had conducted moat of them himself. >> that is why he liked them. >> the qwerty system remains in effect. a lot of people complain about it but it does seem to work once you learn it. and one we learn it, it is very hard to move to a different system. that is why it is still in place. you have a shift key here. the shift key came about because all the letters were capital letters and than they added lower case letters and to go from lower case to uppercase, have you to push the shift key which would actually shift the entire carriage of the type writer to make the right letter hit. we don't have that technology anymore but the key has remained the same name, the shift key even though nothing is shifting there. >> oh, that is neat. >> it is one of the few things
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that really hasn't changed in well over 100 years. >> i still have a couple -- i didn't use them, keep in mind. i just like old things. i have a couple of those old typewriters. >> i learned on one. >> i have one sitting up in the office. >> so the reason originally was so that the type bars wouldn't jam and it just stayed the same ever since. no one has come up with a real improvement on that system. >> do they even teach typing in. >> i would think so. you still have to use the same system. >> but the youngsters today start learning on the computers when they are three or four years old. >> you are doing the same type of typing. as we move more and more into texting and everything gets smaller. these laptop computers may go away. don't know. so then maybe things will change as we're not doing this. we are just doing this. >> keys are still laid out the same on your cell phone though? >> sometimes i do this. >> great question. thank you for sending it in. if you have a question you would like to have answered, go
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to and click on the weather tab. >> that is i nice sound. i like that. >> that is what you get in lieu of your music today. >> let's talk to julie wright. >> i have to finish this tweet on my blackberry. it is still the same even on your blackberry. >> it is. >> i did take typing and i had to practice all those little letters. >> sure. all of our term papers. >> and only to get the blackberry and do everything with my thumb. >> that's right. >> on the roads, it is busy if you are traveling inbound new york avenue. this is what sky fox showed you earlier. this is the ramp from the outer loop to head outbound on route 4. traffic squeezes by to the left in the grass in order to work your way around. crash on the inner loop of the bray north of 66 on the shoulder. look for those delays leaving braddock road headed north.
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this is that heavy volume i just mentioned headed out towards 66. this is pretty much a typical delay. 66 on the brakes as you travel eastbound from 264 business to the virginia visitors center, 7100 to 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. there is welcome news as we move towards the flu season this year. awe new study in wisconsin's marshfield clinic found that the swine flu symptoms and risk are no worse this year than the seasonal flu for adults and children over six months. patients who had h1n1 reported less severe symptoms than those who had either of the recent flu bugs. first lady my hell obama made a stop at a louisiana elementary school to launch the next phase of her lots let's a
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move campaign reduce childhood obesity. the goal of her campaign is to end childhood obesity in just one generation. coming up next a fun way to being more your artistic side. >> no matter what you like, there is something for you. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪
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supports politicians i don't even like. dc's teachers union has failed our kids, played politics, and now is threatening to file a lawsuit to block recent progress. find out more at thanks, teachers unions. >> reporter: good morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. i think yesterday i told you the fall festival is ready to begin. well we have another one starting this weekend and they are geared up for the arts examiners on foot. this is a festival with the point of kicking off the fall art season here in the district. this is a festival going on for
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about 18 years now and really brings the whole artistic community together. we'll go through the marketplace. and that's where we are this morning. we have an artist hanging his art just for us. maybe he's hanging in for the festival too but he'll give us a preview of what he has to offer and we'll talk with the other artists coming up. and we'll talk about arts, performing arts. there are 25 theaters taking part in that. and we'll talk about creative cuisine. and we'll give you the information so you can come on out and put it down on your calendar for saturday. a festival in the fall. >> thanks, holly. and the smithsonian wants you to explore history for free. you can visit four alexandria museums for no charge. all of them offering free
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admission on saturday, september 25th. this is part of the smithsonian's 6th annual museum day. you can printout at pass at and look under web links to find more information. the race for d.c. mayor has been a dog fight. but today's pan's best friend is going to get to weigh in on the heated contest. the washington humane society is conducting a paw vote. the winner will be announced at the 5th annual walk for animals tomorrow. that will do it for me for the 6:00 edition of fox 5 morning news. want to say good morning to allison joining steve for the next couple of hours. >> good morning to you. that's a tough race. >> a dog fight for sure. >> thanks, gurvir. coming up on fox 5 morning news, the florida pastor who is planning to hold a koran- burning protest on saturday to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attack said he is not backing down, de

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